Saturday, March 24, 2012

GET WELL SOON TO A GREAT V.P. - Dick Cheney undergoes heart transplant surgery

Dick Cheney said that getting a donor heart is one of the best gifts in the world...The only thing that could have made this gift better was if the heart was donated by Barack Obama....

Former GOP Vice President Dick Cheney is recovering from heart transplant surgery at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Northern Virginia, a spokeswoman said Saturday evening.

In 2010, Cheney had a left ventricular assist device implanted for treatment of end-stage heart failure. The former vice president has been on the cardiac transplant list for more than 20 months.

Though he and his family do not know the identity of the donor, they will be forever grateful for this lifesaving gift, the spokeswoman also said.

Cheney, who is in intensive care, expressed his thanks to the teams of doctors and other medical professionals at Inova Fairfax and at George Washington University Hospital, where he also has been treated, for their "continued outstanding care.

Newt Gingrich released the following statement offering his and wife Callista's well wishes.

"Vice President Cheney is in our thoughts and prayers tonight, as he recovers from surgery. Callista and I hope that his recovery is peaceful, and we wish him and his family all of the best. He has been a colleague and friend for many years, and we are glad that the surgery went well," the couple said.

Cheney, 71, served under George W. Bush from 2001 to 2009. He has a long history of cardio-vascular disease, having had five heart attacks since age 37.

Cheney was born in Lincoln, Neb., and served in the Nixon, then the Ford administration, for which he was chief of staff. He was elected to the House in 1978 as a Wyoming congressman and won reelected five times.

Cheney was secretary of Defense under much of George H.W. Bush’s administration, overseeing Operation Desert Storm. He was also chief executive officer for the Halliburton Co. from 1995 to 2000.

Cheney has remained a strong voice in the Republican party and has been an outspoken critic of President Obama.

He has undergone several bypass surgeries and other procedures, including the one two years ago. Cheney also had a mild heart attack in June 2010.

More than 3,100 Americans currently are on the national waiting list for a heart transplant. Just over 2,300 heart transplants were performed last year, according to the United Network for Organ Sharing. And 330 people died while waiting.

The group also reports 332 people over age 65 received a heart transplant last year.

The majority of transplants occur in 50- to 64-year-olds.

More than 70 percent of heart transplant recipients live at least five years, although survival is a bit lower for people over age 65.

36 comments:

Anonymous said...

Long live Dick Cheney!

Anonymous said...

One of the biggest asswipes ever to hold any office in history.Only Longcock and his gang if retards could like this despicable bastard.

Chuck said...

Biden is up for a brain transplant

Anonymous said...

Why waste a heart on a 71yr old

Anonymous said...

Selling your organs should be LEGAL!!

Mac said...

God bless Dick Cheney.

Anonymous said...

Just goes to show you, this guy is the biggest asshole on the planet. That heart should have gone to a young person who has yet to see life to the fullest. This 71 yo POS is pure evil, that not even satan wants in hell just yet. Guess he still feels he hasnt fucked up this country enough. God bless the poor soul that passed away and those more deserving, of whom were bypassed for this asswipe to live another 6months. For all those that disagree, GO F@& k yourselves, in advance.

Anonymous said...

Obama that fuck doesn't have a heart and he sure ain't got a spine.

Anonymous said...

Dick Cheney should be president right now, and obomba has no heart.

Anonymous said...

Obongo's heart would not have been compatible because monkey parts will not work in a human. Get well soon Dick Cheney.

Anonymous said...

Dick Cheney is a true warrior. Get well soon, sir.

Anonymous said...

You fucking serious? Motherfucker is a the devil himself. Wonder how many people he cut in line for new heart.

Anonymous said...

I would have thought he was too old. It's a shame people have to die daily waiting for an organ transplant.

Anonymous said...

They shoulda swapped out his brain while he was under anesthesia. All that time around Bush probably irreparably harmed him.

Aldo Raine

Anonymous said...

Wishing you a quick recovery and many happy years of good health. Remembering you and your family in my prayers.

Anonymous said...

It's great that Cheney received a new heart, Shaved...too bad it wasn't yours, but it probably would have left a hole in Cheney's chest that would have needed some fillers...like a mack truck! You only have two other parts of your body smaller than your chihuahua sized
heart Shaved, your brain and your equally chihuahua sized balls...

Anonymous said...

Cheney is real unlike shithead obama...

Anonymous said...

Cheney has a gun and will use it to save the country.

Anonymous said...

I wish Dick would take Obama out for a hunting and firearms lesson.

Anonymous said...

Cheney has a better handle on domestic policy and foreign affairs than the geniuses in charge now. So you people that hate him and call him evil, go fuck yourselves back, fucking cunts.

I Voted For Obama said...

Someone ought to check and see if that fellow hunter he shot a few years ago would have been an acceptable donor. That would explain a lot of things.

I Voted For Obama said...

Someone ought to check and see if that fellow hunter he shot a few years ago would have been an acceptable donor. That would explain a lot of things.

Anonymous said...

To the Jagoff that referred to Cheney as a warrior,Cheney is a draft dodger! He another republican old enough to have been in Vietnam. Typical of the GOP "do as I say not as I do".

Anonymous said...

Who's running Haliburton??

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Dick Cheney is a true warrior. Get well soon, sir.

March 24, 2012 11:20 PM



A true warrior who dodged the Vietnam draft.....You Sir are a true idiot!

Anonymous said...

Its ok to bash Cheney but bash Obama and your a racist.

Anonymous said...

To the Cheney bashers, he was the VP, a person of inconsequential power. Damn, look at that fuck-wad Biden. What does he do other than embarrass both himself and the country every time he opens his fucking pie hole to say something.

Live long and prosper Dick Cheney.

Oh, and fuck the bastards who hate him in the heart.

Anonymous said...

He got his heart from the black kid shot by the neighborhood watch beaner in Florida.

Anonymous said...

How does a old fuck get a heart , dam shame , the devil himself

Anonymous said...

Side effect of a "cold" heart. lol

Anonymous said...

A lot of niggers and democrats are now using this blog. You can tell from the comments.

Anonymous said...

God Bless Dick Cheny

Anonymous said...

Yeah Dicksucking Cheny was a warrior.Him and GW Bush were a couple of draft dodging cunts who partied it up.Getting high and fucking around while REAL MEN were fighting for their country.The pussy even laughed about it in interviews,stating he had better things to do with his life.God Damn that cowardly cunt and a big FUCK YOU to all the idiots that suck his ass.

Anonymous said...

Once again you morons on the left commenting before you know the facts, just like your leader comments on Zimmerman and the beer summit officer.

cheney waited longer than normal

Anonymous said...

He shot his previous potential donor in the face, but the geezer wouldn't die.

mj said...

I'm a true-blue Democrat but I am happy that Mr. Cheney was able to get his needed heart transplant. I wish the former Vice President a speedy recovery and a longer, healthier life. You have served America well, Mr. Cheney. God bless you and keep you.